My talented artist friend, Pat, is always surprising people with her hand-crafted gifts. Recently I was lucky enough to receive another of her handmade watercolour sketchbooks – a prototype for a new method of glued binding she was trying out. On this occasion she had not added a cover so that I would get some idea of how it was put together. I liked the soft-bound quality of the book, but to ensure it didn't begin to look grubby with constant handling I covered it with some of my hand printed paper and added an elastic closure with a loop to hold a small pencil.
|A couple of pages had pockets attached for collected ephemera|
Pat challenged me to make one of my own from scratch - watch this space.